Study Ranks Wyoming As Third Smartest U.S. State
A study by the online education platform Guru99.com ranks Wyoming as the third smartest U.S. state, trailing only New Hampshire and Minnesota.
The survey used six metrics to determine the smartest state: ''average IQ, graduation rates, percentage of the population with low literacy rates, average SAT scores, % of the states that don’t have a high school diploma or GED and GDP per capita.''
Regarding Wyoming, the survey found:
''Wyoming is the third smartest state, boasting even higher average SAT scores than Minnesota with 1244. Wyoming also has high graduation rates of 93.59%, and higher levels of education are generally associated with those who aim to have higher skilled jobs and therefore earn more, which may explain why the GDP per capita in Wyoming is one of the highest in America at $71,342.''
The study rated New Hampshire as the smartest state, followed by Minnesota and Wyoming. The rest of the top 10 consisted of Vermont, Montana, North Dakota, Maine, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Utah.
A 2022 study by U.S. News and World Report rated Wyoming eighth in the country in terms of K-12 public school spending per student at $17,018.
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